CUTE DOLL NECKLACE • Simona Pop


It's always a perfect time to spread love. At least that’s what Simona Pop, a Romanian polymer clay artist, says. Simona creates mugs decorated with lovely dolls. She likes soft pastel colours and her work is always very clean and detailed. Simona prepared a necklace tutorial that features one of her cute dolls. The artist says that dolls bring back happy childhood memories and make her feel good. Follow Simona’s step-by-step tutorial shows you how to create your own sweet little doll. Play with colors and textures, get inspired and spread your love.



TOOLS AND MATERIALS

polymer clay

soft pastel

scalpel, blades

dotting tools, sculpting tool

brush

micro-cutter

pliers

texture sponge

textile texture

roller

acrylic paint

chain, pin, charm, connector





1.

Model the parts of the doll's body from the pink polymer clay, but don't stick them together yet.






2.

Use white polymer clay to create the socks. Make a thin layer, cut one edge with a ripple blade and add dots. Gently attach socks to the legs and shape the base of the foot.






3.

Join the legs with the body, don't forget the underwear and create the underskirt and cover the body using white polymer clay.






4.

To create the dress, cut out dots from both sheets with a micro cutter.







5.

Remove the dots from the yellow sheet and insert the white dots.







6.

Place the fabric on the sheet of clay, roll and press the roller over the textile to create a beautiful texture on the clay. Then fix the yellow polka dot dress over the white underskirt and use the blade to cut the excess clay off.





7.

Attach both arms and shape a white collar. Cover the arms with it.







8.

Create the hair for the back of the head. First make a small loop at the end of the pin and cover the wire with a small piece of clay, then place the figurine on the brown sheet and hide the pin underneath.




9.

Use pastel to tone the cheeks. Then model several strands of hair of different shapes and lengths and press them with the blade to texture. Attach the hair and let it fall naturally.





10.

Model two green leaves, several small red hearts and a brown pot.







11.

Place the brown pot in her hands and fill the pot with as many hearts as you want. Also, I created two small hearts and placed them on the ankles. Bake it for 15 minutes according to the manufacturer's instructions.





12.

Finish the back of the figurine and use a texture sponge, then bake again for another 15 minutes.







13.

Paint the eyes with black acrylic paint. Use the big dotting tool for black dots and the small dotting tool for white dots. Also, create a small heart for the mouth.






14.

Use the pliers to attach the chain, and the small heart "made with love" at the end. Now you can spread love with your new necklace!







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